Rihanna hosted her first ever Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills last night and boy was it a doozy. The 26 year old pop star ensured that the event was a delicate mixture of the turnup and classy held in support of the Clara Lionel Foundation built in memory of her Grandmother in her home country of Barbados.
Amidst the glamor she raised alot of money, and if you are from the Caribbean you know just how awesome this will be for Barbados, and for the entire Caribbean diaspora.
According to the Haus of Rihanna
The foundation is a charitable organization established in honor of the singer’s grandparents and it raises funds for cancer treatment as well as education, arts and culture. This is a cause that is very dear to Rihanna’s heart. The Diamond Ball was attended by the top echelon of Hollywood and guests included Brad Pitt and Salma Hayek. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel played the role of host throughout the night and there was an auction and a special performance by Rihanna herself. Here’s a look at what the lady of the moment wore.
Lets get into the pictures shall we:
On the red carpet Rihanna looked stunning in a gown by Zac Posen. It was a rose colored mermaid dress with a V neckline that fell off the shoulders. she wore classic Manolo Blahnik pumps and her jewelry pieces were by Chopard. According to the Haus of Rihanna:
Rihanna’s right ear she wore Repossi‘s an triple row ear cuff with pavé white diamonds Repossi from the Berbère collection. Rih also rocked some outstanding pieces by Chopard. These included a diamond necklace with an exceptional 123ct pear-shaped rubellite, a 21ct ruby cuff, and a pear-shaped rubellite ring with tulip detail
Later in the evening Rihanna took to the stage for a medley of some of her best hits including We Found Love and Umbrella. The performance was enhanced by a full orchestra and new musical arrangements. She opted for another dress by Zac Posen, the reigning king of modern ball gowns.
Rihanna and her grandpa
Rihanna and her mom and grandfather